BIHAR ASSEMBLY

  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi refuses to reveals who threatened him, his MLAs February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to reveal who threatened him and his MLAs for supporting him and said "its for the police to find out who issued threats". Manjhi said, "I decided to quit as chief minister as I was being threatened. My supporters and I...
  • Manjhi plays the Mahadalit card, targets Nitish for trying to control his government February 20, 2015

    Patna: Playing a martyr after resigning as Bihar Chief Minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi hit out at his predecessor Nitish Kumar accusing him of trying to remote control his (Manjhi's) government. He alleged horse trading by the Nitish Kumar camp and claimed that he and his MLAs were also threatened. Manjhi...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as Bihar CM, state Assembly adjourned sine die February 20, 2015

    Patna: After blowing hot and cold for several days and challenging his mentor-turned-rival Nitish Kumar for a show of strength, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned without seeking a vote on confidence motion on Friday morning. Taking everyone by surprise Manjhi went to Raj Bhawan around 10 AM to submit...
  • Bihar: Manjhi, Nitish in talks with MLAs ahead of floor test on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: A day before the trust vote in Bihar Assembly on Friday, both Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar are in talks with locals MLAs to secure their support. While Bharatiya Janata Party has hinted at backing Manjhi, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal have...
  • Bihar: BJP legislators may support Manjhi government in floor test, final decision to be taken on Thursday February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators may support Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the February 20 floor test. A meeting will be held on Thursday to take a final decision. The legislative party meet was held at BJP legislative party leader Sushil Kumar Modi's residence. The Patna High Court...
  • Delhi poll result will impact Bihar: JDU February 10, 2015

    Patna: Congratulating Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for the staggering victory, JD(U) on Tuesday said the people of Delhi "have rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP" and the results will have "far reaching effect" on the entire country, including Bihar. "Arvind Kejriwal has won a big fight. His...
  • Bihar: Governor accepts CM Manjhi's recommendation on dismissal of 2 ministers February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday accepted Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's recommendation of dismissal of two of his ministers, highly placed Raj Bhavan sources said. Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, Minister for Road Construction and P K Shahi, Minister for Forest, are close confidants of Manjhi's mentor and now...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi likely to quit as Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar to take over February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to resign soon and senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will take over the reins of the state. Manjhi met Nitish Kumar at the latter's residence in Patna on Saturday amidst reports of an effort to patch-up where it was...
  • Nitish Kumar may return as Bihar CM, Lalu Prasad backs him to dethrone Jitan Ram Manjhi: Sources February 4, 2015

    Patna: As fissures erupt in the Janata Dal United (JDU) leadership between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and former Chief minister Nitish Kumar, speculation is heating up that party MLAs want the former CM to return to the top post. According to sources, party MLAs feel that Manjhi will...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly bypoll results August 24, 2014

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly byelection on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semifinal' before the fullfledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • After a gap of 24 years, Bihar to witness Lalu and Nitish campaigning together July 28, 2014

    Two former chief ministers of Bihar JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad will be campaigning together for the upcoming byelections for 10 assembly seats after a long gap of 24 years. Bihar JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh has said that the two will campaign together for...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly July 24, 2014

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly July 16, 2014

    Opposition BJP on Wednesday created ruckus in Bihar Assembly over denial of chance to one of its members to ask a question in the House. BJP members were on their feet right protesting the police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers on Tuesday. In the ensuing din the Speaker, who read out names...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tieup with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tieup between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tieup with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide threedecimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 200910, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • JD(U), RJD demand OP Dhankar's arrest; Assembly adjourned July 7, 2014

    The Bihar assembly was on Monday adjourned till noon over BJP leader OP Dhankar's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana get married. The JD(U) and RJD legislators disrupted the proceedings and demanded his arrest. Expressing their anger, the legislators of the Janata...
  • Termination of membership of JD(U) rebels deferred July 5, 2014

    The decision on termination of the membership of four JD(U) dissident MLAs for antiparty activities was on Saturday deferred till July 12 with the Speaker of Bihar Assembly granting them additional time to submit replies to the notice. Gyanendra Singh Gyanu told reporters that he and three other JD(U) MLAs ...
  • BJP legislators create ruckus in Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation July 2, 2014

    Opposition BJP legislators Wednesday created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation, disrupting the proceedings of the house. It is third consecutive day when BJP members attacked the government over its failure and cited irregularities in the implementation of the Food Security Act, acute power crisis...
  • Final preparations made for monsoon session of Bihar Assembly June 23, 2014

    The Monsoon session of Bihar Legislative Assembly starting from June 27 is expected to be full of action with BJP fresh from its victory in the Lok Sabha elections trying to corner the JD(U) government which also has to deal with its own dissident legislators. "Final preparations have been made for...
  • Bihar CM wins trust vote after BJP MLAs walk out of Assembly May 23, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi won the vote of confidence easily in the special session of the Bihar Assembly after the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs staged a walkout. During the special session of the Assembly, the BJP came down heavily on outgoing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "plunging Bihar...
  • New Bihar CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi congratulated by party MLAs, opposition May 23, 2014

    Patna: Meeting for the first time after Lok Sabha poll results, which forced change of guard in Bihar too, bonhomie prevailed in the state Legislative Assembly on Friday. The Assembly has been convened by new Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi to seek trust vote. Before the House started its business at 11...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi's JDU faces trust vote in Bihar Assembly today May 23, 2014

    Patna: It will be a day of hectic political developments in Bihar where the Janata Dal United (JDU) government led by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will have to prove its majority on the floor of the house. In a major development towards the formation of a new alliance in Bihar,...
  • Joined hands with JDU to keep 'fascist' BJP at bay: RJD chief Lalu Prasad May 22, 2014

    Patna: Soon after extending unconditional support to the ruling Janata Jal United (JDU) in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's said that the arch rivals had decided to come together to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party at bay. "Our support is to new Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Majhi...
  • Manjhi Cabinet calls special session on May 23 for trust vote May 21, 2014

    The new Jitan Ram Manjhi government on Tuesday decided to call a special session of Bihar Assembly on May 23 to seek the trust vote on the floor of the House. The decision to call the special session of the Assembly at 11 AM on May 23 (Friday) to seek trust...
  • Don't want early elections in Bihar: Sushil Modi on Nitish's resignation May 18, 2014

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said, "We don't want any early election and we do not want to destabilise the state government." In an interview to CNNIBN, the BJP leader said that the in the current situation in the state, it will be very difficult for Nitish Kumar...
  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar April 12, 2014

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for Maharajganj Assembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in the bypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated Kutul...
  • No Congress, RJD tie-up for bypolls to five Bihar Assembly seats April 3, 2014

    The Congress has decided to go alone in the upcoming by-elections to Bihar's five Assembly seats and announced its candidates for three seats on Thursday without consulting its Lok Sabha poll partner RJD. "We have announced candidature of Sadiq Samdani, Nasaar Ahmad and Manoj Kumar Singh from Kochadhaman, Baisi and Chirayya...
  • Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary taking help of Naxals? April 3, 2014

    An intelligence report has suggested that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who is contesting Lok Sabha elections, has allegedly entered into a pact with the Naxals to get support in the polls, a charge vehemently denied by the JD(U) leader. "Input dated 30/03/14 reveals that Maoists active in Jamui area...